Overview

Suddenly mysterious EMP explosions have seemingly destroyed all electrical power on Earth, but not buildings or people.

Months later, after unprecedented tragedy, a highly moral atheistic teacher in the new "walled-in" Susquehanna Territory of northeastern Pennsylvania, accuses his two best high school students--a new visually handicapped girl without documentation, but destined to be valdictorian, and a local boy, both Christians--of an ...
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Earth Is Not Alone

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Overview

Suddenly mysterious EMP explosions have seemingly destroyed all electrical power on Earth, but not buildings or people.

Months later, after unprecedented tragedy, a highly moral atheistic teacher in the new "walled-in" Susquehanna Territory of northeastern Pennsylvania, accuses his two best high school students--a new visually handicapped girl without documentation, but destined to be valdictorian, and a local boy, both Christians--of an absurd act of cheating. As what's left of their world crumbles around them, two "old," newly discovered can't-be-from-this-world "folktales" (included) must be read, analyzed, and discussed by the two students, their teacher, and their pastor to understand what's happened and what lies ahead--because EARTH IS NOT ALONE.

Are there other Earthlike worlds,as suggested by the recent Hubble space photographs? Worlds created by the God of the Bible? And people from "out there" who look like us, have similar DNA, and are also fallen? And people who have come here--people we could love? Fall in love with?

What does the Bible say? And what would be our responsibility--if any--to such people?

Unique to this tale is the necessity for four readers to analyze detailed information from two complete "folk-tale sounding" stories that had to come from "somewhere else" and see how they look beside the Bible (which three of the four take seriously.
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Editorial Reviews

Eric Wood
"As a Fortune 500 software engineer who grew up in what becomes...'The Susquehanna Territory,'...[this is] a riveting read that will keep you guessing with each twist. One note of caution: don't pick this up if you need to be well rested in the morning."

(This is an extension of Wood's reviews that have appeared at Amazon and elsewhere.)
Grace Bridges
"Sci-fi and mystery...teen romance...the first book I've ever seen that truly tackles the concept of life in other worlds from within a Christian worldview.

[re one enclosed Folkloric story] "...it slowly becomes clear that we are not alone; there is help...if we know how to ask for it. Assertive women, brave men, and a handful of random tools on a mountaintop can serve to rescue an entire kingdom from war."

(Bridges reviewed a print version in New Zealand.
Leslie (not given)
"What comes of this meeting [of the two students, their teacher, and their pastor]is as amazing as the [two folklore-sounding]tales being told. How does one single God and God-son become available to the entire universe? [Does] life [exist]on other planets and do they truly have the same belief system in the same God that we do? Is [the girl] possibly from one of these other planets? The [included tale] is a wonderful story within a story. Each...story is unique and well written."
Mareena (not given)
I enjoyed this story very much and I don't usually enjoy science fiction that much. It is very thought-provoking and I give this book an A! Definitely recommended if you don't mind a strong Christian storyline.
Robert Newman, PhD
"A nice job!... in the ballpark with Lawhead... I liked it even better [reading it] the second time!"

(Robert Newman is an astrophysicist and former professor at Biblical Theological Seminary.)
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012184276
  • Publisher: Ephemeron Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2011
  • Series: The Emryss Chronicles , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

John Knapp II (PhD in sci. ed.) is former Professor of English at SUNY-Oswego and writer of science textbooks for Silver Burdett. His volume of poetry, A PILLAR OF PEPPER, won the first C. S. Lewis Gold Medal in 1983. A former department editor for School Science and Mathematics, he founded and edited THE WESTIGAN REVIEW OF POETRY and founded the Endless Mountains Story Club. Past highlights include teaching children's, adolescent, and classical lit, and fiction writing and poetry. He is a blackbelt in Soo Bahk Do karate, and a former elder and Sunday school teacher in his church. As to the Bible, he agrees with the ICBI (Chicago) statement on interpretation. The father of four grown children, he and his wife Karen divide their time between Florida and the (future) "Susquehanna Territory."
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